Finnish team wins in Scarlino
Two wonderful days of sunshine and a strong Mistral breeze marked the second ISAF Grade 3 match racing event in 2010, organised by the Club Nautico and La Marina di Scarlino. Nine teams from four nations faced off in Maremma racing on the six First 750s owned by the club, chaired by Guido Spadolini and directed by Carlo and Claudia Tosi.
Finnish Oli-Pekka Lumijarvi, number 49 in the ISAF world ranking, secured the victory with 8 wins and 0 defeats: calling tactics on board was former America's Cup sailor, Dane Sten Mohr. In second place was Swtzerland's Eric Monnin, ranked number 31 in the world, with seven victories and one defeat. Third overall and first Italian was Fabio Amoretti (4-4), followed by Giuseppe Angilella, a former National Olympic 49er class sailor (4-4), Marco Scalabrin (4-4), Robbie Allam from Great Britain (4-4) and Francesco Serena (3-5). Closing the rankings Andrea Mottola (2-6) and Fabrizio Onofri (0-8). The Race Committee was able to complete a full round robin, with all 36 matches taking place.
La Marina di Scarlino’s intense 2010 racing season will continue with the Volvo Melges 24 class. The Volvo Melges 24 Cup will be held in Maremma over 9-11 April with 65 boats expected, from 15 nations.
The Club Nautico Scarlino also announced it’s new partnership with Sorgenia for the 2010-2012 season. Sorgenia operates in the field of sustainable energy, and, with over 500. 000 customers, the group is the leading private operator in the Italian energy market. Sorgenia also operates in the fields of natural gas, photovoltaic and wind-generated energy.